SAN FRANCISCO — The world of cryptocurrencies may seem like a lawless, financial Wild West. But for the general counsel of a blockchain company focused on moving money internationally, it’s anything but.

In this excerpt from an interview on’s ”Unprecedented” podcast, Ripple Labs GC Brynly Llyr talks about navigating the complex regulatory environment facing cryptocurrencies like XRP—and how a lot of her time is focused on relatively straightforward issues like intellectual property and contracts. Llyr also gives her views on the hype around blockchain in the legal profession.